Mango is the pulpy and sweet tropical fruit native to India and Southeast Asia. The mango fruit is called as King Of Fruits because of its nutritional benefits and versatile uses. Did you know every part of the mango tree is utilized in some way or the other? Mangoes are generally sweet, although the taste and texture of the flesh vary across different geographical locations, some have a soft, pulpy texture while others are firmer and some may have a fibrous texture. The season of Mango in Indian subcontinent is usually from early April till August and there are a number of varieties. Most popular types of mangoes in India are Alphonsos, Badami, Chausa, Banganapalli, Kesar, Sinduri, Totatpuri, Safeda, Kalmi, Neelam, Langda and Dasheri and many many more which are completely region specific.
Apart from the ripe variety of Mangoes, we also have the Raw Mangoes that are used in making many dishes from pickles, to curries, chutneys, juices and sauces. The Raw Mangoes also have a different varieties and each variety differs from region to region.
Natives names: Hindi (Aam), Tamil (Mampala), Kannada (Mavina), Marathi (Aamba)